Article from Fox News by Gary Gastelu.

A Georgia police department is in hot water over the purchase of a Hellcat muscle car.

Fox 5 reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has asked the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office to pay back $69,258 that it received from a federal program that distributes seized drug money to law enforcement agencies, which was used to buy the 707 hp Dodge Charger Hellcat in May.

“We have not yet responded to that letter and we’re examining all our options,” department spokesperson Shannon Volkodav told Fox 5.

The Charger is a popular vehicle among law enforcement agencies, but Dodge does not make a Special Service model with the Hellcat’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine for this purpose. The Hellcat boasts a top speed of 204 mph.

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